Abstract

Health care system has undergone dramatic changes in the past 20 years. Life expectancy rises significantly as well. There are continuous developments of new health technologies that benefit the healthcare system. The processes of healthcare have become complex within and without the healthcare setting. New investment and complex care process result in increasing healthcare cost. The speed of publication of medical research significantly exceeds the ability of assimilation, therefore unable to apply new research finding in healthcare. For modem day healthcare characteristics, the education of healthcare professional also undergo major changes both in quality and quantity in recent year. As a new paradigm in healthcare practice, the evidence-based medicine (EBM) teaching in all healthcare professions becomes an ever-increasing importance. This article reviewed experiences of the effective strategies in promoting the evidence-based medicine teaching in past 20 years in Taiwan. With all related strategies and efforts, mainly the driving policy directive from the Department of Health, the great leading role of National Health Research Institutes and collaborative organizational ability of Taiwan Evidence-Based Medicine Association, we have made the initial success in EBM implementation and application. The teaching programs and promotional strategies developed provide the implementation models for those who plan to introduce EBM within their organizations.
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Journal醫學與健康期刊
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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